Does Coffee Affect Cholesterol?

New data suggests even paper filtered coffee may raise LDL bad cholesterol.

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In my chapters in How Not to Die ( on liver disease, depression, and Parkinson’s, I discussed the benefits of coffee for the liver, mind, and brain. Coffee drinkers do seem to live longer and have lower cancer rates overall, but coffee may worsen acid reflux disease, bone loss, glaucoma, and urinary incontinence. Bottom line I don’t recommend drinking coffee, but mainly that’s just because every cup of coffee is a lost opportunity to drink something even healthier—a cup of green tea, which wouldn’t have the adverse cholesterol consequences.

Here’s some more coffee vids:
• Preventing Liver Cancer with Coffee (
• Coffee and Artery Function (
• Coffee and Mortality (

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